this may be of some local interest
So there was a lot of talk yesterday about Bo Ryan's transfer snafu... and I was actually incorrect in what the Big Ten's stance on transfers within the conference is. I was under the opinion that the Big Ten had a blanket rule where you couldn't transfer within the conference and receive a scholarship. That used to be the case (see Mr. Plow, you could still transfer but had to pay your own way) but that was changed for the 2011-2012 season:
The new rule, adopted for this current academic year, allows a player to receive the aid, but he would have to sit out the NCAA-required one-year in residence and lose a season of eligibility.
Some coaches (JB included) still don't allow in conference transfers, but the B1G will allow it - if you give up a year of eligibility.
In general I'm fine with blanket transfer restrictions that are made up front before a player signs his LOI. JB's had a long standing policy of nothing within the conference and nothing on the schedule for 2 years. If players know that before they sign, that's fine. Stuff like Ryan adding to and making up rules as each transfer happens for each kid - that's a different animal.
Nearly 3 years after publication, Elsevier has retracted a paper for containing no scientific content.
Link to the paper itself.
Entirely ludicrous, yet something I thought this fine community of intelligentsia would appreciate. Perhaps Brian, in his altered state of consciousness, can make sense of it for us.
EDIT: Be sure to read the comments for links to more articles from the same "author"
New Costco warehouse store in Pittsfield Township will create 180 jobs
Man I wish there was a costco right there when I was in AA. Would have saved a ton on booze.
I'm not sure if this should be OT since it involves the University, mods please change if you'd like, however UofM has teamed up with Princeton, Stanford and Penn to bring a company called Coursera. It is basically free online education that aims to provide the best possible education to the masses for free. Really a neat concept that I think most on here may enjoy.
While none of the courses that I scanned through seem too in depth yet, I can see this as a positive, innovative step in the right direction for the future of education.
As I'm sure many of you know, the Space Shuttle Discovery made its final voyage to the Smithsonian, and landed at Dulles International Airport this morning. I know there are a lot of fellow Wolverines in the DC metro area who were able to see its victory lap (it passed right by my office building twice!), but I thought I'd share with the mgocommunity how truly amazing it was to see a bunch of adults acting like children. The entire city, residents and tourists alike, froze and ran to rooftops to witness the orbiter riding piggyback on a 747 at 1500ft.
Obviously we're at an interesting point in terms of the shape of America's civilian space program in the future, but it was awesome to see the overwhelming enthusiasm and support that still exists for our continued exploration of outer space.
Very sad story. David Terrell has a court date for April 30 for domestic battery in Chicago.